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Blogger arrested for posting hate messages on social media

By Lilian Kwamboka and Mercy Asamba | September 9th 2017 at 22:29:02 GMT +0300

Oliver Nyabwazi Moraira aka Kabz Nyar who was arrested over hate speech. (Photo: Courtesy)

A blogger by the name Oliver Nyabwazi Moraira aka Kabz Nyar from Kisii County is being held at Langata Women’s Prison from Friday after she was arrested over hate speech allegations.

Oliver was charged at Milimani Law Courts for posting hate messages on her Facebook page in which she was allegedly critising the Government and believed to promote hate between different tribes.

The young lady who appears to be a diehard for the Opposition leader Raila Odinga, has since been pleading to well-wishers to contribute towards her Sh 200,000 cash bail, which she is unable to settle on her own.

Blogger pleaded with friends to her raise the cash bail

The blogger was ambushed by police officers at her home in Kisii and later brought to Milimani Law Courts where she was charged and later detained at Langata Women’s Prison.

(Photo: Courtesy)

The NCIC Chairperson Irene Wanyoike had warned perpetrators of hate speech and fake news in online platforms to be wary of consequences. She added that cases of hate speech and fake news will not be treated lightly.

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"We need to think twice before posting any information on social media. Ask yourself is this information uniting or dividing Kenyans. We as a Commission shall not relent; we are telling the perpetrators and the like minded that we are coming for you wherever you are,” said Wanyoike.

The commission assured Kenyans that it had trained some police officers to crackdown those posting inciting information.

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